Thursday, May 8, 2014

Joan's Touch Challenge #12

Good Morning Ladies,
Warmer weather has arrived!! Sunshine, birds returned, green grass....tha's what I am talking about. I love it!
It's time for another new weekly challenge at
So today I have made a card for Joan's Touch Challenge #12
The requirement this week are as follows:
Use an embossing folder.
Use butterflies.
Use a sentiment.
You must use something you can purchase at
 Challenges that include embossing folders are good for me as I buy embossing folders but rarely use them. Since the last time a challenge used an embossing folder I have started to use my collection. For this card I used an old embossing folder technique. I took a Cuttlebug embossing folder from the freashly picked set #2000041 and ran it through my machine with a piece of clear plastic from a product package. I love to re-purpose if I can. I then want to colorize it. So I used Rangers alcohol inks in the colors of shell pink and watermelon. I added these using the watermelon first and then the shell pink. I rubbed these across with a sponge pad and then started to add the blending solution to tone it down an mix it. You can purchase ranger products from Terri over at This technique works perfect on product plastic. I attatched this to the pink dotted paper with Beacon 3 in 1 glue. I had this stamped image in mind to go with the mushroom embossing folder. The stamp set is from Crafter's Companion. It is the Jessica set. I see that Terri is offering Crafter's Companion stamp sets now. I am so excited as I love them! So these stamps can be purchased a Joan's. I stamped her on Bristol paper and colorized her with Copic markers. There is more to this image but I just cut the fairy on the mushroom. The sentiment came from the same set. What goes better with a fairy than the Fairytale Flower Border #98473 die from Memory Box. I purchased this at Joan's. It is cut from white glitter paper and placed under the fairy. For my butterfly I used Cheery Lynn die set Tiny Things With Wings #B266. I purchased this die set from Joan's. It is a must have for card makers as you get more than just the butterfly.White buttons top this card off.
A close up of the embossed piece.
A closer look at the fairy.
I am now loving embossing folders. Thanks Joan for another great challenge!
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog


Pssequimages said...

AWEWSOME! I love those stamps too and have a goodly number of them. Thank you for talking about the packaging plastics coloring and embossing techniques. Am I brave enough to try that???? Great Card! All yours are!

Ginny B. said...

Lori, I have saved so many of those product packages just for the purpose you used on this card. They make such sharp distinct impressions from the EFs and turn out so beautifully. Your card is precious. Those little mushrooms are so cute! What a happy, whimsical card. :o)
Blessings, Ginny B

Terri Urban said...

Lori, great card and a wonderful way of recycling packaging. Suc a fun card!
Thanks for joining us at Joan's Touch for this challenge.